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Quaker

a member of the Religious Society of Friends, a Christian sect founded by the English religious leader George Fox (1624--91) about 1650, whose central belief is the doctrine of the Inner Light. Quakers reject sacraments, ritual, and formal ministry, hold meetings at which any member may speak, and have promoted many causes for social reform
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The whole affair assumed an interest; and I determined to seize the first chance of making the acquaintance of the young Quakeress.
20) Like the unnamed Quakeress in Davis's Life in the Iron Mills, Aunt Charity conforms to the putative moral excellence of American Friends, providing endless nurture and care for those within her domestic sphere (in this case a ship rather than a cottage): "And like a sister of charity did this charitable Aunt Charity bustle about hither and thither, ready to turn her hand and heart to anything that promised to yield safety, comfort, and consolation to all on board [the] ship.
Further research has identified the parents of Isaac who married the Quakeress, Hannah Lightfoot, as William Axford and his wife Susannah (Exton).
The Quakers were strongly opposed to slavery, and the first antislavery society in Michigan was organized by the Quakeress Elizabeth Chandler in 1832.
4 Quakeress -- won a race off the lowest-ever recorded British handicap mark, a measley 16.
Quakeress, bought out of John Berry's yard for 2,300gns after springing a surprise in a seller here last Saturday, defied her penalty on her debut for Roy Brotherton in the second division of the two-mile selling handicap - but it was only by a head that she saw off Grooms Gold.
John Berry's apprentice Darren Williamson had a bout of flu to blame for missing a winner when Quakeress made a mockery of her 25-1 price in the seller.
4 Quakeress -- won a race off the lowest ever recorded British handicap mark, a measly 16
John Berry is claiming a small piece of racing history for his mare Quakeress after her win in the Bet Direct 'Today's Best Bets' Selling Stakes at Wolverhampton on Saturday night despite having a rating of only 16.